Good afternoon, Greenpointers.
Happy fête du 14-juillet (there’s certainly enough French people in North Brooklyn for me to be able to wish folks a nice Bastille Day, I think).
Not a great way to start the holiday, but French-influenced Cool World just closed this past weekend. The long-awaited Ethiopian restaurant Bersi looks like it’s close to opening. Chez Ma Tante just revamped their menu, and we got the scoop from their new executive chef.
Here’s some news sure to brighten your weekend: the MTA is now speeding up weekend G-train service (and plans to tackle weekday service in December). The Make McGuinness Safe crew took their fight to City Hall, to call out Mayor Adams for reversing his decision on the McGuinness Boulevard redesign.
After a weekend’s absence, the Open Air Fair is back!
In and around North Brooklyn
An inside look at the iconic Dancing of the Giglio in Williamsburg.
Are you a fan of paella? A block party this weekend from the Arroces team will be right up your alley.